El Gouna - the Ultimate Guide

El Gouna – Your Gateway to Red Sea Kite Paradise!

El Gouna certainly is a great place for a kitesurfing vacation offering great kitesurfing for all levels. The spots on the reefs offer flat water, which only gets choppy in high wind. There is a big choice of hotels and restaurants as well as apartments. The kite clubs offer provide the whole package. storage, beach and rescue service as well as food and bar. Our favourite place is Makani Beach Club – great spot, good food and friendly staff. Other options are Kitepower, KBC or Kite People


There is a huge variety of restaurants in the old harbour and El Gouna downtown.

Yalla Food Order Delivery app

You can order via the Yalla Order delivery app from grocery stores and most restaurants.


Laundry Service

Fitness Gym

  • The LAX Gym is probably the best gym in El Gouna. Good fitness equipment – a great view of the Red Sea – as well as massage and sauna.

Wind and Weather

While it is super hot during the summer months, temperatures can be surprisingly chilli in winter (e.g. April) – especially in combination with strong wind. You might need a warm hoody and I recommend a 4/3mm neopren.

There is wind throughout the entire year. Particularly good are February, August and October.

Details for wind and weather at windfinder.com.


During Ramadan, things are a bit more quiet in Egypt, some opening hours shift in favour of the working people.
However, after sunset, things can get really busy and at the end of Ramadan, El Gouna was just flooded with Egyptian tourists.